Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for December 6, 2019:
49th calendar week
340th day of the year
25 more days until the end of the year
Star sign: Sagittarius
Name day: Dionysia, Nicholas
2017 - A court in Detroit (USA) condemns the German VW manager Oliver Schmidt to seven years imprisonment and $ 400,000 fine. The confessed 48-year-old had been involved in the cover-up of exhaust gas manipulation.
2014 - The hitherto highest lottery prize in German history goes to the Rhine-Main region to Hesse. The exact record amount of winnings is 58.693.173,90 Euro. The lucky man had all drawn numbers on the ticket on the eve of the Euro Jackpot the night before in Helsinki.
2004 - Five consulate workers and four of the five assassins are killed in a terrorist attack on the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah.
1999 - Australian media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch joins German subscription television with a stake in the Kirch Group.
1992 - Extremist Hindus destroy a mosque built in 1528 in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh state, to build a temple in their place. The following disturbances demand more than 2000 human lives.
1989 - Egon Krenz resigns from his posts as chairman of the State Council and National Defense Council of the GDR.
1989 - A 25-year-old gunman shoots fourteen young women in the University of Montreal, Canada, and then himself. His motive is hatred for feminists.
1897 - Bernhard von Bülow, State Secretary of the Foreign and later Chancellor of the Reich, demands in a speech to the Reichstag for Germany "... our place in the sun" and thus justifies the aspiration to German colonies.
1877 - The first edition of the American newspaper Washington Post appears.
1984 - Princess Sofia (35), wife of the Swedish prince Carl Philip
1942 - Peter Handke (77), Austrian writer, Nobel Prize for Literature 2019
1939 - Hans Reischl (80), German business manager, CEO of the trading group Rewe 1980-2004
1939 - Klaus Balkenhol (80), German dressage rider, team Olympic champion in Barcelona 1992
1929 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor and cellist, specialist in early music, d. 2016
2009 - Rupprecht Geiger, German painter, graphic artist and architect, co-founder of the group «ZEN 49», born. 1908
1987 - Peter Lorenz, German politician (CDU), kidnapped in 1975 as president of the Berlin House of Representatives by terrorists of the "movement June 2" and imprisoned until their demands were fulfilled, born. 1922